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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 31-34
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2005.31.34
 
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Evaluation of Some Lectins as Anti-protozoal Agents

Marla A. Endriga, Elmer-Rico E. Mojica, Florinia E. Merca, Marivic S. Lacsamana and Custer C. Deocaris

Abstract:
Ten lectins from different sources were screened for cytotoxic activity against Acanthamoeba sp. (a keratitis-causing amoeba) and Tetrahymena pyriformis (a ciliate). Lectins from Schefflera odorata (“lima-lima” plant) [molecular weight = 271 kDa], Swietenia macrophylla (large leaf mahogany) [molecular weight = 295 kDa] and Lenzites sp. (a mushroom) [molecular weight = 184 kDa] were found to possess high cytotoxic activity against the test organisms. These results indicate that lectins may be further exploited as potential chemotherapeutics against certain parasitic diseases.
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Marla A. Endriga, Elmer-Rico E. Mojica, Florinia E. Merca, Marivic S. Lacsamana and Custer C. Deocaris, 2005. Evaluation of Some Lectins as Anti-protozoal Agents. Journal of Medical Sciences, 5: 31-34.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2005.31.34

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2005.31.34

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